Watch (and discuss, and rate) films from Turkey and the nations of the Caucasus.
Challenge runs from December 1st, 2022 - December 31st, 2022 in your local time zone
MORE DETAILS ABOUT ELIGIBILITY - mostly written by sol, thanks
For films to qualify for this Challenge, they need to have an eligible country listed as a production country on the film's IMDb page (Soviet productions aside). If you've seen something that you strongly believe should be eligible and isn't, please submit a correction to IMDb and you can include the film as soon as IMDb accepts your correction. Films by ex-pat directors are not eligible unless they meet the IMDb country listing requirement. I know it isn't ideal that I have put in hard and fast rules like this, but you wouldn't believe some of the random stuff that participants have tried to include in previous years without such guidelines in place.
The Caucasus nations were part of the former Soviet Union and these films tend to be listed as USSR only on IMDb. For the purposes of this challenge, you can include any such films, but when listing them you must specify which modern day country they belong to. USSR on its own is not an eligible country for this challenge. That said, we have had many USSR/Russian challenges over the past ten years in which Soviet Era films from Caucasus nations were eligible, so I would encourage you to explore modern output from these countries during this challenge rather than the same films that have been eligible during the past USSR Challenges.
A number of films may be co-productions with non-eligible countries. Please use some common sense to determine whether these films really represent Turkey or Caucasus cinema. As a general guide, a film that has both France and Turkey as production countries but which is filmed in Turkish with an Turkish cast and crew is eligible; a film that has Armenia listed as a third production but is filmed in English with a mostly Anglophonic cast and crew isn't eligible. I am happy to provide advice for any borderline cases. In most cases, co-productions are eligible unless the involvement of the listed production country is insignificant.
- Each feature film (over 40 minutes) counts as one entry.
- 80 minutes of short films or miniseries/TV episodes counts as one entry.
- Please include year of release when listing your viewings.
- Do not edit your posts to add new watches, just create a new one.
- Try to give an indication of how much you liked/disliked your watchings (reviews, comments, ratings,...)
- Rewatches are allowed and are good for the soul.
- English Title (year, Country) is the preferred format or English title/Original Title (year, Country) if you prefer. This will help me for tracking purposes and for the leaderboard. Films without a country will not be counted.
Hürriyet's The 100 Best Movies of Turkish Cinema
Cinema of Hayastan (Armenia) All lists in one (Armoreska)
Cinema of Azerbaijan. All lists in one (Armoreska)
Tbilisi Intermedia's 12 Best Georgian Movies of All Time
Available online with English subtitles: Georgia (Melvelet)
Cinema of Sakartvelo (aka Georgia, Gruzia). All lists in one (Armoreska)
Top 100 Turkish movies by Sinema Magazine
Turkish submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film (through 2012)
The Disregarded Movies of Turkish Cinema (flavo5000)
More lists welcomed and needed! I will add more as I find them or am directed to them.